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2,000 Long Island Homes Uninhabitable After Sandy

Long Island, N.Y., officials say more than 2,000 homes were destroyed or left uninhabitable by Superstorm Sandy. In Nassau county, the number will likely reach 1,400. In Suffolk the toll is 675 homes. Officials say that number may grow. According …

Leaking Water Pipe Floods Washington Parking Lot

A broken water main has flooded a hotel parking lot in Tukwila, Wash., where about 100 cars are parked. The fire department’s Marty Grisham tells KIRO-TV the break is in a 5-foot diameter main. Grisham says Tukwila and city of …

Demolition Notices Target Unsafe, Flooded N.D. Homes

Demolition notices went out last week to 104 homeowners in Minot and 18 homeowners in Ward County, N.D., whose properties experienced some of the most severe damage from June flooding. Assistant Attorney General tells the Minot Daily News that a …

Roads Turn to Rivers in Flooded Thai City

The lucky ones traverse this flood-submerged Thai city in navy boats and motorized canoes. The rest float on whatever they can find – inner tubes, swan-shaped pedal boats, even huge chunks of muddied white plastic foam. With large sections of …

Switzerland Calls Up Army to Help Flooded Towns

Authorities in Switzerland have called in the army to help evacuate people and livestock from villages cut off by heavy flooding in the Alps. The Defense Ministry said Tuesday that soldiers have been deployed to the Bernese Highlands south of …